Traveling the sea and the world since her childhood, Gwenaël has explored many art forms as a mean of self expression: dance, music (saxophone, bodhràn), drawing, costuming, photography … She even considered becoming an underwater photographer (or at least trying!) after a few months of diving explorations in the wonderful waters of Indonesia.

But, finally, she found Bellydance.

Back in Paris, after her South East Asia trip, she took up Bellydance with the person who was to become her mentor, Julie de St Blanquat. She hasn’t stopped since. She soon fell in love with Tribal Bellydance, the fluidity of which reminds her of the sea she loves.

To continue the dance exploration initiated with Bellydance, she began to study Bollywood dance a year later. The joy and energy of the dance, so natural to her, captivated her completely. To deepen her knowledge, she began to study Kalbelya, the Rajasthani Gypsy Dance, along with pursuing Bollywood dance.

At the same time, Julie invited Gwenaël to take part to Urban Shamans, a troupe dedicated to bellydance fusions. She saw it as the logical evolution of her dance exploration, and readily accepted to take part to what was the start of a wonderful adventure to the fringes of the known bellydance world.

Always reaching out to discover new ways of understanding bellydance with Urban Shaman made Gwenaël realized Indian dances had become a source of endless inspiration for her dance. She then decided it was time to go back to the roots and study classical forms : Kathak and Odissi.

Relocated in the Isle of Man, she has been developing her own style, along with reaching out to other performers and dancers, always striving to get out of her comfort zone to refine her artistry. She also has received her ATS® teacher certification from Carolena Nericcio of Fat Chance Bellydance in June 2014.